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Archive for the 'Physiology of Religion' Category

-Religion: A Natural Part of Human Experience?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

   (via  Wikipedia) A popular dictum in academic circles is that religion is the product of culture and something we learn and adapt to as we grow older. Also, many hold that people should become less religious as societies modernize and become more scientific and educated. However, a recent study completed by the  University of […]

“This is Your Brain on Religion?”

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

(picture via Wikipedia) In an article on Monday in USA Today by Andrew Newberg, the author makes the following evaluation of religion: “Faith can bring out the best in people (love, generosity, compassion) — and the worst (fear, hatred, violence). Whether people are the former or the latter depends on how they view the God […]